Scott Daniels of the Mistawasis First Nation spent nine seasons playing pro hockey.
Daniels, a forward, was able to play 149 games in the NHL with Hartford, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Following his career, Daniels coached junior hockey in the United States for ten years.
“Had a great time, putting kids into college,” said Scott Daniels. “This past year, I took a step back and coached youth hockey.”
Daniels’ daughter Sydney spent four years playing NCAA Division One women’s hockey with Harvard in Boston, Massachusetts. She also played for the USA at the IIHF U18 World Hockey Championships in 2011 and 2012. Sydney Daniels is now an assistant coach with Harvard.
“It’s kind of come full circle for us,” said Scott Daniels. “We used to drive her to the rinks and games, and now we get to go watch her on the bench. We kind of critique her a little bit.”
Scott and his daughter are now teaming up to run hockey clinics in America and Canada. A camp is scheduled for Aug. 3-6 in Saskatoon at the Jemini Arena.
Scott Daniels says some of his daughter’s former teammates will be helping out at the camp.
“They speak on their experiences about eating properly, going to school, balancing school and hockey,” said Scott Daniels.
You can find more information about the camp online.
(PHOTO: Scott Daniels (far left) with Sydney Daniels (far right). Photo courtesy of danielshockey.com)